As the focal point of Central Australia, Alice Springs is the starting point for many Australian adventures. While a relatively small town of approximately 28,000, a visit to Alice Springs offers a lesson in Aboriginal and pioneering history. But the main reason travellers stop at this small town that lies amongst the desert? Some of Australia&... Read More
“Had a great tour on the Rock to Water tour with Sam. Sam was very knowledgeable and provided lots of information on the flora and fauna and history during the tour. There were lots of jokes and stories on the way and the group got along really well together. The food cooked by Sam was great as well! Would highly recommend the tour! Thanks Sam!”
“I cant recommend Groovy grapes enough, by far the BEST tour company i have travelled with. From a fun filled day on the Barossa valley to the rock tour experience i will never forget. Both guides (Jerry then Jase) were extremely passionate about their jobs passing on as much local info as they could and having lots of laughs along the way. The itineraries were great and certainly packed in as much as there was to offer, you definitely get your money's worth out of these tours. I will treasure the memories made which will stay with me forever, Big love Groovy Grapes.”
As the focal point of Central Australia, Alice Springs is the starting point for many Australian adventures. While a relatively small town of approximately 28,000, a visit to Alice Springs offers a lesson in Aboriginal and pioneering history. But the main reason travellers stop at this small town that lies amongst the desert? Some of Australia’s most iconic natural landmarks, such as Uluru/ Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta/ The Olgas are all within a short distance.
Desert Park is the place to see the wildlife of Central Australia all in one place. Less of a park and more of a nature reserve, the natural habitats of the animals remain intact.
Take a visit to Alice Spring’s Olive Pink Botanical Garden and wander along the paths created by the caterpillar ancestors.
Explore the surprisingly thriving arts scene at the Alice Springs Araluen Arts Center.
The Araluen Cultural Precinct deserves a dedicated amount of time to exploring the exhibitions.
The Museum of Central Australia offers a fascinating look into the natural history of the land.
The National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to the women who helped shape Australia’s history.
Watch a sunrise or sunset from Aznac Hill.
Aboriginal Australia Cultural Center gives you the chance to understand the culture of the Aboriginal people and how they lived.
Get a bird’s-eye view of Central Australia with a hot air balloon ride!
A tour to Alice Spring’s center is easily walkable due to it’s small size. Taxi’s are expensive, so it’s best to make the most of your walking shoes.
If you travel to Uluru, take food with you from Alice Springs as it’s less expensive.
Camping is a great way to really experience the central Australian wilderness.
Hiking enthusiasts will find many gorgeous trails to conquer for free.